Literacy as A Civil Right With Kareem Weaver
Episode 2 • March 30, 2023 • 49 min
In Episode 2, Dr. Liz Brooke sits down with the award-winning teacher and administrator Kareem Weaver, co-founder of FULCRUM-Oakland, for a deep discussion about the intersection of literacy, race, and opportunity in the United States educational system.
We're trying to get all kids to read and do it as quickly as possible, but as sustainably as possible. So that they have a fighting chance.
Kareem Weaver, Co-founder and Executive Director, FULCRUM-Oakland
All For Literacy, Episode 2:
A Frank Discussion About Literacy, Race, and Opportunity in the United States
“We’re trying to get all kids to read and do it as quickly as possible, but as sustainably as possible. So that they have a fighting chance,” Kareem Weaver, co-founder of FULCRUM-Oakland, says in the latest episode of our All For Literacy podcast.
Join host Dr. Liz Brooke and Weaver for a passionate discussion about literacy as a civil right and the importance of literacy as a foundational skill that shapes a child’s future.
Dr. Brooke and Weaver dive right into the crucial issues that arise at the intersection of literacy, race, and opportunity—key topics of conversation for educators and leaders today.
Ready to feel fired up and more prepared to bring long-term solutions to your classrooms, schools, and districts with literacy instruction that works?
(6:58) Morgan State becoming IDA certified
(12:49) The economics of literacy
(14:28) The “Wait to Fail” model of assessment
(21:02) This is not political
(30:38) The three next steps
About Kareem Weaver
Kareem Weaver is co-founder and executive director of FULCRUM which partners with educational institutions to improve reading results for students.
He also serves as the Oakland NAACP’s 2nd vice president and chair of its Education Committee, and his advocacy is featured in the upcoming film, “The Right to Read.”